Travel Opportunities

Travel Opportunities

In recent years we've been to New Orleans, Boston, Denver, Las Vegas and EVERY year we go to ISRAEL. YLD trips offer participants the opportunity to create lifelong connections, meet young adults from across the country and learn more about Federation and relevant issues affecting the Jewish community.

National Conferences


TribeFest is an entertaining, interactive and educational celebration that draws over 1,500 Jewish young adults (ages 22-45) from across North America. From March 16-18, 2014, TribeFest reflected the vibrant setting of its host city, New Orleans, and offered meaningful, fun, and top-quality content. Through presentations by dynamic leaders in politics, entertainment, music, art, food, religion and other aspects of Jewish life, TribeFest offered attendees many ways to connect to their own Judaism and how they see themselves as part of the community.


Check out pictures from last year!

 Travel to Israel

SAVE THE DATES: June 27-July 6, 2015

Connect with your heritage
Explore modern day Israel
Create your Jewish future

Travel with YLD this summer on a boutique trip to Israel. Build lasting relationships and create lifelong memories with young adults from Chicago.
Interested? Contact for more information!

Chicago’s Young Leadership Division sent 34 young professionals to participate in JFNA’s National Young Leadership Trip to Israel from June 30-July 7, 2014 along with 170 young leaders from across North America. The group saw Israeli cultural and spiritual highlights, spent time in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, and the Negev Desert. They also experienced firsthand how JUF’s funding impacts incredible organizations across Israel.
View pictures from the trip

View pictures from the trip 

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 Experience Israel with Israelis!

This free program is for 18-26 years olds. SHORASHIM is the Taglit-Birthright Israel trip where you will travel for ten days with Israelis your age.

For more information, contact Shorashim at 312-267-0677. 

More about the Taglit-Birthright Israel program.

Go to Israel with MASA

Go (back) to Israel with Masa

Masa Israel Journey helps you find and fund a long-term trip to Israel. Choose from over 200 programs including internships, community service and graduate studies.

For more information, contact Tovah Goodman at (312) 357-4723 or visit



Get Connected!

Volunteer with YLD


YLD offers many opportunities to make a real hands-on difference in the Chicago Jewish community. Join us for one of our upcoming volunteer programs! 

Israel with Israelis!

Dead Sea

Recruit eligible friends and family to participate in Taglit-Birthright Israel with Shorashim. Get amazing rewards: $100 for every five people you recruit